Category Archives: The Bluegrass Players

The Tomb – A Mystery Dinner Adventure (Ages 18+) Auditions

Presented by The Bluegrass Players

Join our expedition as we uncover the mysteries of The Tomb in this hilarious and mind-boggling tale.

Join the cast of this next dinner show and have a great time raising funds for a great cause.  All proceeds go to benefit the Spotlight Acting School and its mission to never turn a student away regardless of their available financial resources.

The audition consists of cold reading and improv scenarios.

Auditions June 2 – 5:00pm

Proposed Rehearsal Schedule
(22 Rehearsals including dress week)
Sun Jun 10  8 – 9:30pm
Thu Jun 14  8 – 9:30pm
Sun Jun 17  8 – 9:30pm
Thu Jun 21  8 – 9:30pm
Sun Jun 24  8 – 9:30pm
Thu Jun 28  8 – 9:30pm
Sun Jul 1  8 – 9:30pm
Thu Jul 5  8 – 9:30pm
Sun Jul 15  8 – 9:30pm
Thu Jul 19  8 – 9:30pm
Sun Jul 22  8 – 9:30pm
Thu Jul 26  8 – 9:30pm
Sun Jul 29  8 – 9:30pm
Thu Aug 2  8 – 9:30pm
Sun Aug 5  8 – 9:30pm
Thu Aug 9  8 – 9:30pm

Dress Rehearsal
Sat Aug 11  8 – 9:30pm
Sun Aug 12  8 – 9:30pm
Mon Aug 13  8 – 9:30pm
Tue Aug 14  8 – 9:30pm
Wed Aug 15  8 – 9:30pm
Thu Aug 16  8 – 9:30pm

Performances
Fri Aug 17 6:30pm
Sat Aug 18 6:30pm

Young Frankenstein

Presented by The Bluegrass Players

It’s alive! The electrifying adaptation of Mel Brooks’ monstrously funny film will leave you in stitches.

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein!

Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked side-kick, Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.

Performances:
Sep 28-30
Fri-Sat 7:00pm
Sun 2:00pm

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Dracula: The New World

Presented by the Bluegrass Players

On the run, Dracula finds himself thousands of miles away from Europe as he looks for a fresh start away from those who pursue him. His own arrogance once again does him in. This fast-paced high-intensity thriller is an audience favorite and has become a regular each season.

Fri, Oct 26 2018, 7:00PM
Sat, Oct 27 2018, 7:00PM
Sun, Oct 28 2018, 2:00PM
Fri, Nov 2 2018, 7:00PM
Sat, Nov 3 2018, 7:00PM

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End Days

Presented by the Bluegrass Players

Winner! 2008 American Theatre Critics Association Steinberg Citation

Sixteen-year-old Rachel Stein is having a bad year. Her father hasn’t changed out of his pajamas since 9/11. Her mother has begun a close, personal relationship with Jesus. Her new neighbor, a sixteen-year-old Elvis impersonator, has fallen for her hard. And the Apocalypse is coming Wednesday. Her only hope is that Stephen Hawking will save them all.

“The universality of the denouement brings this comedy full circle, leaving us to admire the relevancy of Laufer’s humor and wisdom of her message. – Variety

Performances:
Jan 25-27 & Feb 1-2
Fri-Sat 7:00pm
Sun 2:00pm

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Presented by The Bluegrass Players

Broadway’s greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright, Plautus, with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a non-stop laugh-fest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a showgirl or two.

This unforgettable, hysterical musical allows a terrific ensemble of comedic actors to shine – “something for everyone, a comedy tonight!”

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The Spotlight Playhouse 2018/2019 Season

As we begin rehearsals for our last few shows of the 2017/2018 season we look forward to another season of great entertainment, all located in our new 13,000sq ft Playhouse in Berea.

The shows are listed in Chronological order, but exact dates could change at this point.

The season consists of over 32 shows for 46 weeks of entertainment with over 150 performances. Don’t let anyone say there is nothing to do in Berea.

Look at the calendar in the next few days to see performance dates.

  1. Murder Mystery Dinner Show – by the Bluegrass Players
    (Aug 2018)
  2. A Spectacular Season Preview – by the Spotlight Players
    (Aug 2018)
  3. Press Start – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 4-9
    (Sept 2018)
  4. Let Your Hair Down, Rapunzel – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 4-11
    (Sept 2018)
  5. Young Frankenstein – by the Bluegrass Players
    (Sept 2018)
  6. You Can’t Take It with You – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 11-18
    (Oct 2018)
  7. Honk Jr. – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 9-14
    (Oct 2018) 
  8. Dracula  – by the Bluegrass Players
    (Oct 2018) 
  9. Brigadoon – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 11-18
    (Nov 2018)  
  10. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – by the Spotlight Players (Intergenerational)
    (Nov 2018) 
  11. Christmas Showcase – by the Spotlight Players (Intergenerational)
    (Dec 2018)
  12. An Old Time Christmas Live Radio Show – by the Spotlight Players
    (Dec 2018)
  13. Christmas Mystery Dinner Show – by The Bluegrass Players
    (Dec 2018)
  14. Disney’s My Son Pinocchio JR. – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 4-9
    (Jan 2019)
  15. End Days  – by the Bluegrass Players
    (Jan 2019)
  16. Shrek Jr. – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 9-14
    (Feb 2019) 
  17. Space Pirates! – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 4-11
    (Feb 2019)  
  18. High School Musical – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 11-18
    (Mar 2019) 
  19. The Importance of Being Earnest  – by the Bluegrass Players
    (Mar 2019)
  20. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying – by the Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 11-18
    (Mar 2019)
  21. Festival of Short Plays
    (Mar 2019)
  22. Twelfth Night  – by the Bluegrass Players
    (Mar 2019)
  23. Musicville – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 4-9
    (Apr 2019)
  24. The Lion the Witch and The Wardrobe – by the Spotlight Players (Intergenerational)
    (Apr 2019)
  25. Spamalot  – by the Bluegrass Players
    (May 2019)
  26. Junie B. Jones The Musical JR. – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 4-11
    (May 2019) 
  27. Clue Dinner Show  – by the Bluegrass Players
    (May 2019)
  28. Singin’ in the Rain JR. – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 9-14
    (Jun 2019)
  29. A Midsummer Night’s Dream – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 11-18
    (Jun 2019)
  30. Oklahoma! – by the Spotlight Players (Intergenerational)
    (Jun 2019)
  31. A Broadway Revue – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 9-18
    (Jun 2019) 
  32. Moon Over Buffalo  – by the Bluegrass Players
    (Jul 2019)

Case of the Golden Spike Mystery Dinner Show

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Join the Bluegrass Players as they present their fourth dinner show of the season.

Take a trip back to the Wild West were President Grant is about to forever link the East to the West in this madcap mystery. Prepare to laugh and join in the fun as the evening continues to get crazier as loads of interesting characters take their place among the suspects in the Case of Golden Spike.

Menu:
Adult Meal
Roast Beef
(Optional Vegetarian Baked Ziti)
Green Beans
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Rolls
Salad
Dessert

Kids Meal
Chicken Nuggets
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Rolls
Salad
Dessert

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Agatha Christie’s – And Then There Were None

“A perfect combination of thriller and detective story, this much-copied plot is Christie’s greatest technical achievement.” – John Curran, The Guardian

Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland, the bloodbath begins and one by one they are brutally murdered in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme.

One of Christie’s darkest tales and a masterpiece of dramatic construction, its growing sense of dread and unfaltering tension will keep you guessing to the very end.

Performances
Thu Mar 8 / 7 – 9pm
Fri Mar 9 / 7 – 9pm
Sat Mar 10 / 7 – 9pm
Sun Mar 11 / 2 – 4pm

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